Pet health care questions and answers

pet health care questions and answers

Questions from pet owners about dog and cat health topics...
and answers provided by veterinarians.

  Question:     What is the best way for pet owners to get reliable
                          information about their dog or cat's health care?
  Answer:     Call your local veterinarian if your dog or cat is sick or if 
                             you need specific medical advice about your pet.

           If your pet is sick, call your local veterinarian immediately!

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health care questions and answers about cats

     You will find interesting and even unusual questions from dog and cat owners in this column.

Again, when it comes to your individual pet's health care, be sure to discuss any questions with your local veterinarian.  Do not self-diagnose a pet's health problem! 

Dr. Dunn with his little rescued pup and special pal Cricket E. Wicket.Answer:   pet health care... questions... answers
You can view a veterinarian's reply to the question in this column.  Because there is no substitute for a hands-on, in person evaluation of a patient that needs medical care, the responses are general in nature and often touch on a variety of potential causes, diagnostic methods, and treatments for pet medical issues.
     The answers may mention some things you should discuss furthe
r with your local veterinarian, or there may be other things that seem different than what your veterinarian recommended.  Your own dog or cat's health issue must be treated in person and individually by your local veterinarian.

Doctor's Notes
     There will be  variety of tips, warnings, and comments in this column.  And below the images you will find links to our sponsors and other useful data

Read the instructions!
Many flea and tick products work from within the skin's oil layer; if you wash the oils off by shampooing, then apply the medication, it will not work! 

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 Question:  from a viewer...
How do I know that the pet health care information and the dog and cat question and answer topics are valid and credible information?
     My vet tells me to be cautious about any online veterinary medical information.
     R.D.,  Memphis
Answer:  from Director, T. J. Dunn, DVM...
Great question!  I agree totally with your local veterinarian and I tell my own clients the same thing.  As director of content for this website I control whatever you see, including who the sponsors are and where the links go.  Keep a critical mindset about what is presented online, including this site!  If you see anything in that seems in error or misleading, I want to know about it!
     I have two motives for creating this site:  The main priority is to give dog and cat owners quick access to intelligent answers about commonly asked pet care questions.
     The second is to create revenue via the sponsors.  If I put my 40 years of veterinary experience to good use, and pet owners respond approvingly, to earn a living providing a service to pet owners is even more enjoyable.


Get an answr from a licensed, experienced veterinarian...
Ask an online veterinarian a question via email and get a prompt reply!  Check out the very popular JustAnswer function here
 Your satisfaction is guaranteed.  

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Trustworthy Sites For
Pet Health Information
Pet Food Recalls
Current and previous recalls
Am. Vet. Med. Assn.
FDA Veterinary Database
Animal health news and info
Veterinary Specialists
Veterinary Nutrition
Pets and Parasites

View veterinary medical images
Go to to see a number of photos of dogs and cats with various conditions and diseases.  View a few x-rays (radiographs), surgery images and parasites, too.

Test just a few drops of urine at home...
In-home, quick, inexpensive test kit to screen for a number of dog and cat health problems.  Alert your vet if you discover any abnormalities!
I highly recommend this kit.  
T J Dunn, DVM  

Use your own images and create all sorts of fun projects
Visit and create amazing, free, greeting cards, scrapbooks, slideshows, and photo galleries with your pet's photos and videos.  Add your favorite music and then email them to friends and family free!  You can upgrade to even more options.

This is an excellent site for making pet photo cards, albums, etc.
T J Dunn, DVM  

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